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Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs
Diplomacy Through Science, Technology and Innovation
Events
Global Dialogues on Emerging Science and Technology (GDEST)
GDEST Conference in Capetown, South Africa
  

GDEST Conference in Capetown, South Africa

Monday, March 17, 2008

Welcoming Remarks
Helen La Lime, U.S. Consul General, Cape Town
Julian Smit, University of Cape Town, Co-host

Keynote Speeches
Lee Schwartz, Geographer of the United States, USA
Wilbur Ottichilo, Director, RCMRD, Kenya

GDEST Site Visit Panel Summary
Findings of US Scientific Consultations with African Geospatial Organizations and Institutions

Theme 1 - Observing Africa

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
Chair: Paul Belanger
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia

Chair: Didier Bokelo
African Wildlife Foundation, Democratic Republic of Congo

Chair: John Kelmelis
United States Geological Survey, USA

Didier Bokelo
African Wildlife Foundation, DRC

Abstract
Poster

Eric Calais
Purdue University, USA

Presentation

Paul Belanger
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Ethiopia

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Mark Becker
CIESEN – Columbia University, USA

Presentation

Cornelius Van der Post
H. Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre, Botswana

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Francis Koti
University of North Alabama, USA

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Ganiyu Agbaje
National Space Research and Development Agency, Nigeria

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Peter Silla Masika
Kenyan Meteorological Department, Kenya

Abstract
Paper

Shrikant Jagtap
University of Florida, USA

Abstract

Andiswa Mlisa
Umvoto Africa (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Joshua Comenetz
Census Bureau, USA

Abstract
Paper

Theme 2 - Analysis of Regional Challenges

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

Chair: Tsehaie Woldai
ICT-AARSE, Netherlands

Chair: Mohamed Hegazy
National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, Egypt

Chair: Douglas Richardson
Association of American Geographers, USA

Craig Von Hagen
United Nations SIMaC, Kenya

Abstract
Paper

Alfredo Pontavida
Direcção Nacional de Geologia, Mozambique


Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Sode Matiku for Harriet Nuwagaba-Biribonwoha
International Centre for AIDS Treatment Programs, Tanzania

Presentation (1)
Presentation (2)

Andries Naudé
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa

Presentation

Tsehaie Woldai
ICT-AARSE, Netherlands



Mohamed Hegazy
National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Science, Egypt

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Rabindra Das
Department of Surveys and Mapping, Botswana



Abstract
Paper

Christine A. Kasedde
Institute of Environment and Natural Resources Management, Makere University, Uganda

Abstract
Paper
Poster
Presentation

Japhet Kashaigil
Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Harold Annegarn
University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Natashia Morris
Medical Research Council

Theme 3 - The African Data Stream

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

Chair: Jerome Dobson
University of Kansas, USA

Chair: Robert Swap
University of Virginia, USA

Craig Schwabe
Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

David Rain
George Washington University, USA

Presentation

Sias Mostert
SunSpace, South Africa


Abstract
Paper

Jean Pierre Hitimana
CGIS, Rwanda


Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Yashon Ombado Ouma
Moi University – Civil and Structural Engineering Department, Kenya

Abstract
Paper

Craig Schwabe
Human Sciences Rresearch Council, South Africa

Abstract
Presentation

Daniel Slayback
Systems & Applications Inc, NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, USA

Abstract
Poster

Gora Beye
Centre de Suivi Ecologique, Senegal

Abstract
Poster

Elizabeth Hicken
Kingston University, South Africa

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Emmanuel Tembo
University of Botswana, Botswana

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Amerley Ampofo
Sambus Company Limited, Ghana

Abstract
Paper

Foster Mensah
University of Ghana Centre for Remote Sensing and GIS, Ghana

Abstract
Paper

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Observations, Summarization, and Directions
Derek Clarke, Department of Land Affairs,Surveys and Mapping, South Africa
Paul Bartel, Humanitarian Information Unit, Department of State, U.S.A.
Dr. Ganiyu Agbaje, National Space Research and Development Agency, Nigeria

Theme 1 - Observing Africa

Theme 2 - Analysis of Regional Challenges

Chair: Jean Pierre Hitimana
CGIS, Rwanda
Chair: Patrick Florance
Tufts University, U.S.A.

Charles Paradzayi
University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Bolambee Bwangoy-Bankanza
South Dakota State University, U.S.A.

Abstract
Paper

Kolawole Olusegun Osunsanya
University of Lagos, Nigeria

Abstract

Lorraine Innes
University of Cape Town and MapTrix Services, South Africa

Abstract
Presentation
Paper

Charles Ichoku
University of Maryland at NASA/GSFC, U.S.A.

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Benjamin Ofori-Amoah
Western Michigan University, U.S.A.

Paper
Presentation

Shuaib Lwasa
Urban Harvest, Uganda

Abstract
Presentation

Paya De Marcken
University of Maryland/CARPE/OSFAC, U.S.A.

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Kelley Crews
University of Texas, U.S.A.

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Patrick Florance
Tufts University, U.S.A.

Abstract
Paper
Presentation

Erick Khamala
RCMRD, Kenya


Theme 3 – The African Data Stream
Harmonization and Coordination
Monitor: Bob Swap

Panel Discussion: Science into Decisions
Moderator: Lee Schwartz

Panel Discussion: Opportunities for Collaboration
Moderator: Melba Crawford

Closing Keynote
Dr. Nina Fedoroff
Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State, U.S.A.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Summary Findings, Conference Conclusions, and Continuing Dialogue
Lowry Taylor, Sives Govender, and Elizabeth Gavin - Conference Rapporteurs
Paper
Presentation

Workshops
CIESEN Workshop

Collaborative Technologies Showcase

Douglas Richardson
Association of American Geographers, USA

Akhona Damane
Environment & Development Planning, SA

Jerry Dobson
American Geographical Society, USA

Robert Marsters
GeoDecisions, USA

Debbie Sutherland
Surveys & Mapping, SA

Sias Mostert
SunSpace, SA

Carmelle J. Terborgh
ESRI, USA

EIS-Africa Workshop

 

  
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